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The strangest NYC request I've gotten

krissywats Apr 26, 2008 08:19 AM

An old friend from college is visiting next weekend for a Yankees game and is staying near Penn Station - his request is for a great place to get omelets?

Normally I'd do a search and find the answer from old posts but omelets? Really? I mean, I don't have anything against omelets but that just seems like such a random request when coming to NY - do they not have good omelets in LA? Or maybe he just really looooooooves omelets.

Anyway - any help would be appreciated very much. Know of a fabulous omelet in midtown?

  1. gracenotesnyc Apr 26, 2008 09:29 AM

    What about Norma's at the parker meridien hotel? They have a large selection of omelets and other breakfasts foods and they take reservations!

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      Ann900 Apr 27, 2008 03:40 PM

      There used to be a place on the upper East side with a French name (if my memory is correct it was named after tyhe female owner - Madam something or other) that specialized in omlets.It was quite well known. All I rememberis that it was upstairs. I have no idea if it is still around. If so, that would be just what your friend is looking for.

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        Boswell Apr 27, 2008 07:08 PM

        Madame Romaine de Lyon, on E. 61 St. I think it's long gone though.

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        intrepid Apr 27, 2008 03:57 PM

        not strange at all, indeed normas has good omlettes

        1. JungMann Apr 28, 2008 07:20 AM

          Norma's is going to be good, but with a premium. For something a little more reasonable, I'm a big fan of the omelets at good: fluffy, generously-filled and ample enough to sustain you for a morning of touring.

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            bronwen Apr 28, 2008 07:40 AM

            I don't think it's strange - I love an omelette for lunch, especially a seafood one. Generally French restaurants do them the best, they really seem to understand them, they treat their omelette pans with great reverence and never overdo the eggs.

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              offthebeatenpath1 Apr 28, 2008 11:28 AM

              I went to Artisinal last week for Brunch and definitely they have top notch omelettes. Also, the Tasting Room is good as well.

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